The Phillies need pitching, and they intend to spend money on it. Jon Lieber is a free agent, and he still has a little left in the tank. Why not bring him back?
Lieber’s agent said yesterday that Liebs still has the Phillies under consideration. His ’07 season with them was cut short by foot surgery. For the Phillies the contract would probably have to be one year plus incentives. Lieber’s agent wisely wouldn’t say whether he was up for that. Who knows, maybe a guy like Lieber snags two years guaranteed somewhere.
So far the Astros are the only other team known to be considering Lieber.